How to remove the CDAKEYMonitor virus

Most antivirus programs identify CDAKEYMonitor.dll as malware.

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CDAKEYMonitor.dll file information

The process known as CDAKEYMonitor for Smart Capture (version 32bit) appears to belong to software CDA Custom Monitor for Smart Capture by Samsung Electronics Co. (

Description: CDAKEYMonitor.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file CDAKEYMonitor.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 41,984 bytes. 
A .dll file (Dynamic Link Library) is a special type of Windows program containing functions that other programs can call. This .dll file can be injected to all running processes and can change or manipulate their behavior. The program has no visible window. The service has no detailed description. The file is able to record keyboard inputs. The file is not a Windows system file. CDAKEYMonitor.dll is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 87% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: You have the option to uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > Samsung Easy Printer Manager) or ask the developer,, for support.

Recommended: Identify CDAKEYMonitor.dll related errors

Important: You should check the CDAKEYMonitor.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


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Best practices for resolving CDAKEYMonitor issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active CDAKEYMonitor process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the CDAKEYMonitor.dll on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

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